Four days have passed since an on-duty Chicago homicide detective was mugged while investigating a recent murder in the South Shore neighborhood. And prosecutors haven’t charged the man who cops took into custody after the attack.
The 26-year CPD veteran was looking for surveillance cameras and possible witnesses on the 7700 block of South Yates when two men attacked him from behind around 7:10 p.m. Monday, police said. One attacker had a gun, and the other had a knife, according to a CPD statement.
Both offenders began going through the detective’s pockets until his partner intervened. Cops arrested a man nearby.
He finally showed up in bond court on Thursday afternoon — but not to face any charges related to the robbery.
Instead, 29-year-old Quentin Long was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Cops said they found two baggies containing crack in his hat when they stopped him as they searched for the robbers.
Assistant State’s Attorney Andrea Williams told Judge Arthur Willis that police arrested Long in connection with an armed robbery, but he had been “released as to the armed robbery case at this time.”
Willis gave Long a recognizance bond on the controlled substance charge but ordered him held without bail for allegedly violating the terms of probation in a 2018 motor vehicle violation.
A police spokesperson on Thursday said “charges are still pending” in the robbery case.